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Monday, December 17, 2007

No party? How old is boss?

Saturday night I went to an office holiday party. It was well attended and a lot of fun. On the way home, my husband noted that as much as employees complain, they like and expect a holiday celebration.

I found it interesting when I read an article this morning that said baby boomers -- the group that is graying and most often in charge -- are the bosses least likely to throw a holiday party, according to a newly released survey by American Express. One consultant said boomers are just fed up with people coming to the party and complaining. Younger bosses are more likely to consider bonuses this year, according to the survey.

According to a poll of large companies, only 85 percent are throwing parties this year -- the third lowest rate of business parties in the 19 years that Battalia Winston International has been conducting the survey.

At the party this weekend, a group of us were discussing how nice it would be to get a bonus instead of a party. But my husband insisted that although his company gives bonuses, employees still want and expect some type of party.

If your boss decided against a party this year, let me hear from you. Was it okay with you? Would you rather have cash or a gift than a holiday party?

10 Comments:

Anonymous michelle said...

YOU GET NEITHER.
You would think that working for South Florida's 20th Best (or worst depending where you stand) Marketing, Interactive, Caner-Curing, Global-Dominating, Boutique Advertising Machine...Worldwide, youd see something right? Wrong.

Hey all those 60-80 (salary paid=no overtime) work weeks (and weekends), heres a nice side of Antipathy Sauce.

Borderline
Retarded
Executive
Treats
These

Maniacal
Artists
Like
Distant
Empty
Nobodies

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Julian Dwyer said...

Hey are you talking about Frank Worldwide? Because I heard they didn't have an office party nor did they give bonuses to anyone. Glad I don't work there.

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Andrew said...

I use to work with michelle and we got a party and a bonus last year but now our great new boss said no bonuses and invited us to his house for a bbq. Which would had been fine until we saw we(staff) were out numbered by other guest that didnt even work with us...at the height of the event we did a secret santa..which the majority of on lookers were not involved in. The fourtune party was better.

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Clay Hecocks said...

How sad that a Huge company wont help out those who make the majority of its finances. Hell here at Calvary Chapel we even give Jesus his bonus, not that he needs one, its just the principle.

4:14 PM  
Anonymous Brooke Brown said...

whats so funny?

sob.

4:15 PM  
Anonymous Anitron said...

Yeah, Brotha!

4:15 PM  
Anonymous Fed Ex Lady said...

You workin' on Crizmazz! Thats Wizzack!

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Keric Smotrilla said...

Hey man, thats just really messed up. Dont let those guys push you around, theres other jobs in miami.. they just happen to be a secret. Get it? cuz the book you guys are doing? Wanna see me flex?

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Closet Case said...

Wait ten years dudes you'll see.

4:19 PM  
Anonymous Jeremy Lissek said...

Holy crap Im supposed to be doing an article or something for those losers. Im just gunna make up some B.S. bout a car wreck so I dont have to help people who dont help others.

P.S.

theres a cuban lady crying besides me, wuddupwithtat?

4:21 PM  

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